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Joe Polchinski

Portrait de Joe Polchinski
University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

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Professor Polchinski has written an influential two-volume set of books on string theory. One of Professor Polchinski’s main contributions in string theory was the discovery of D-branes: topological defects on which strings can end. This has had an enormous impact on the development of string theory.